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A podcast of technology, books, and money: every kind of stack. We emphasize the beautiful and the lasting. As such, we talk about Urbit, the great experiment in computing; books & ideas, Great and Timeless; finance, emphasizing the generational over the quarterly.

A podcast of technology, books, and money: every kind of stack. We emphasize the beautiful and the lasting. As such, we talk about Urbit, the great experiment in computing; books & ideas, Great and Timeless; finance, emphasizing the generational over the quarterly.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast of technology, books, and money: every kind of stack. We emphasize the beautiful and the lasting. As such, we talk about Urbit, the great experiment in computing; books & ideas, Great and Timeless; finance, emphasizing the generational over the quarterly.

Language:

English


Episodes

Plague Lit

6/16/2021
This week's offering is on literature of the Plague. We speak in particular about Camus' La Peste, with consideration also for Katherine Anne Porter, Boccaccio, and others throughout the canon. Of particular interest: how was disease in literature a vehicle to talk about other facets of the human condition? Finally, we go in the opposite direction, and ask how the collective unconscious developed in the last 20 years to produce zombie flicks in their particular form and how they, in turn,...

Duration:00:56:39

Imperial Abandon

5/12/2021
Our discussion this week precedes Andy's leaving for Asia, perhaps for good and all, and why it should be so that the people we know in tech and finance are increasingly participating in elite abandonment of the...what is it called, now? Global American Empire?

Duration:01:05:10

Quantum Mars Theory with Dr. Jonathan Paprocki

4/28/2021
This week we're joined by Dr. Jonathan Paprocki, who explains the current state of quantum computing as well as why it is important for Urbit to consider the 'quantum apocalypse' and be prepared for it. We also discuss with him his views on how Urbit might evolve to encompass previously unconsidered forms of anarchic or communistic governance via Urbit's unique and still-developing network.

Duration:01:03:31

Warring States

4/4/2021
This week we speak with Jennifer Dodgson, CEO of Lexikat, a company working to bring low-code natural language processing to businesses. Jennifer is also an expert in the politics of ancient China and is renowned for her translations of The Strategems of the Warring States.

Duration:00:58:37

A Bitcoiner's Dozren

3/16/2021
This week we speak with ~winter-dozren, a fourth member of Urbit Asia and buyer and seller of crypto since its early days. We talk to him about the Wild West of Bitcoin, life in Singapore, what to drink in India, and how to do degen right.

Duration:01:09:13

Urbit / Asia with ~mirtyl-wacdec

2/28/2021
This week we talk with ~mirtyl-wacdec about Asian languages, developing for Urbit, and setting up Urbit Asia and Urbit Asia University. We discuss evangelizing in Asia and the mission to teach Asian languages and history to Martians.

Duration:00:44:55

Martian Futurism with ~poldec-tonteg

2/14/2021
This week we talk with Anthony Arroyo, Project Manager at Tlon, about the Futurist movement, what technology *is*, the design ethics of Urbit, how governance works in Urbit, and more.

Duration:01:07:37

Episode 12: Hold My Tendies

2/7/2021
This week, Andy and Josh take on the Great Gamestop Short Squeeze, talk about bastard bankers, horrible hedge funds, and the theft of indigenous lands from young male gamers who then turn to FINANCIAL PIRACY. Look at me. I'm the Tendieman Now.

Duration:00:52:48

Episode 11: Across the Hooniverse

1/31/2021
This week we talk with ~rabsef-bicrym about learning Urbit's native programming language, Hoon. We discuss Hoon's structure and the particular challenges inherent in understanding how to work with a purely functional language. Hear ~rabsef talk about setting up Hooniversity, the Urbit community's education initiative; then find out how to sign up for the next run of the school so you can make an Urbit native app of your own.

Duration:00:52:50

Episode 10: Sichuan

1/24/2021
This week, Josh and Andy talk Sichuan, land of spicy food, pandas, and...yes, yes, there is more to it than that. There are rockets and crypto mines, grand waterworks, towering mountains, Tibetan shepherds, seas of grass and bamboo, and more than one Very Large Buddha.

Duration:00:57:25

Episode 9: Tech Inside and Outside the Great Wall

1/17/2021
This week Andy and Josh discuss the tech landscapes of both China and the US--including where China lags or has surpassed the US--censorship in both political arenas, and where not to run when Twitter decides you’re persona non grata

Duration:00:56:59

Episode 8: Dalten Collective with ~sicdev and ~rabsef

1/10/2021
This week we talk to ~sicdev-pilnup and ~rabsef-bicrym. ~sicdev and ~rabsef met through Urbit and, with other friends, formed Dalten Collective, an organization dedicated to the ideals of Fellowship, Sustainability, and Sovereignty. Listen as they explain how to use Urbit as a platform for bringing people together to enrich themselves through fraternal feeling and collective entrepreneurship.

Duration:00:46:51

New Year 2020

12/31/2020
Josh and Andy talk books read in 2020, Turkish riots, and goals and manly prognostications for 2021.

Duration:00:46:01

Episode 6: Once More Unto the Breach with Jonathan Pritchard

12/24/2020
This week we speak with Jonathan Pritchard, professional mentalist, about how he uses his unique talent to approach every aspect of life, including: lifelong learning, business, art, technology, surviving in the Age of Covid, and of course, Urbit.

Duration:01:06:19

Episode 5: Buy Urbitcoin with Christian Langalis

12/17/2020
In this episode, we speak with Christian Langalis, "Bitcoin Sign Guy", about his introduction to Bitcoin. We discuss that fateful day in 2017 at the Humphrey-Hawkins testimony where he held up the "Buy Bitcoin" sign, and we talk about how he got from there to deciding to combine Urbit and Bitcoin to create a 'Sound Computer for Sound Money'.

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 4: Bitcoin + Urbit with ~timluc-miptev

12/10/2020
In this episode, Urbit's ~timluc-miptev joins us from Ukraine via Skype to discuss Bitcoin integration. ~timluc-miptev discusses his journey to Urbit, the agony and ecstasy of learning and programming in Hoon, and the future functionality BTC will bring to the Urbit platform.

Duration:01:09:47

Episode Three: Codevilla and the American Classes

12/3/2020
In episode three, we discuss the works of Angelo Codevilla, emeritus professor of international relations at Boston University. In particular, we discuss his book "The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It". In it, Codevilla distinguishes the American Ruling Class from the Country Class and enumerates the origins and peculiarities of both before going on to describe the failures of the former. In the end, he describes a prescription for restoring America with a...

Duration:01:01:35

Episode Two: Chi Corona

11/26/2020
Andy and Josh discuss their experience living in China when the coronavirus outbreak happened & the effect it would have on American society and the 2020 election.

Duration:00:47:05

Episode One: "Smol Computing" with John Pathfinder Lester

11/17/2020
This week we talk with John Pathfinder Lester about how autonomy & community via small, personal computing devices running Urbit-with-cryptocurrency just might be the first step toward a 'Turing Complete' civilization.

Duration:00:43:24

So Goes The Nation

11/10/2020
This week we review our election predictions, discuss 'allegations', and talk about how one might improve election integrity using blockchain technology and distributed ID from Chainlink. As usual, we talk a little Urbit.

Duration:00:52:37